Caledon Public Library

Adults

Click Create Celebrate Contests

Get Published & Win Money

February - September 2017

Using the theme Celebrating Canada 150, submit your short story, poetry and/or photography and you could win! New this year! Click.Create.Celebrate is having a bit of a makeover! The different components of the contest, that is photography, short story and poetry, will be held at various times throughout the year. We hope this will give more people the opportunity to enter more than one contest. More time = more creativity! Also, entries are now all submitted online. Click Here for more details.

 

Tracing Your Roots Through Genealogical Research

Caledon Public Library is pleased to offer four genealogical workshops, led by Melissa J. Ellis*, CEO and forensic genealogist of Archive Search, a firm that specializes in 'researching the past to find the living.' These FREE adult workshops are aimed at beginner and intermediate genealogists and will cover the following topics:

Week 1: Navigating Ancestry's Database (Library Edition) for Genealogical Research

Week 2: Using Online Records to Find Military Ancestors

Week 3: Using Online Records to Find Our Immigrating Ancestors

Week 4: Using Online Newspapers to Find Our Ancestors' Stories

Register online for one or all four of these workshops.

AB Branch | 1 - 3 pm | Free | Adult

Sunday, April 2: Register here

Sunday, April 23: Register here

 Sunday, May 7: Register here

Sunday, May 28: Register here

* Melissa J. Ellis (Toronto) problem-solves by looking "outside the box". She is currently a board member of the Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy (CAFG), a part-president of the Friends of the Archives of Ontario and graduate of the University of Strathclyde's Post Graduate Certificate in Genealogical Studies.

 

Appy Hours

Need advice for your device ...we can help. Call today for your own private session with one of our technology experts. Free sessions are held at the Albion Bolton Branch on Mondays between 4 and 5 pm. Call 905-857-1400 ext 237 to book an appointment.

 

Caledon Talks Ted

Enjoy viewing and discussing selected TED Talk videos with your friends and neighbours. Sessions will be facilitated by our expert library staff. Each month will address a different theme.

AB Branch | 7 - 8:30 pm

Thursday, April 6: success

Do you consider yourself successful? How do you judge success? How can you achieve success in your life? Join us at TEDxCPLAlbionBolton and be part of the discussion. Register here.

Thursday, May 11: culture

With so many conflicting stories in the media these days surrounding immigration and multiculturalism, why not join us at TEDxCPLAlbionBolton to watch TED videos focusing on diversity and culture and have a voice in the ensuing discussion. Register here.

Thursday, June 15: technology

Is technology a help or hindrance in your life? Or, perhaps, does technology scare you? What are the global implications of technology? So much to discuss.... Register here.

 

Tech Time

Catch up to the social media world of today with FREE adult workshops that will teach you all the skills you need to connect with LinkedIn, Instagram and Pinterest. Advanced registration is required.

Shine with Instagram

Wednesday, March 22 | Caledon East Branch | 6:30 - 8 pm

Learn how to snap trendy photos on your smartphone and post them on Instagram. Explore the wonderful world of online social networks and learn the basics of creating an account, including privacy settings, how to find friends and family and how to interact and share information. To register, click here.

Fun with Pinterest

Wednesday, April 26 | Margaret Dunn Valleywood | 6:30 - 8 pm

Want to be inspired and exchange ideas on everything from crafts, hobbies, recipes, travel and more? Learn the basics of Pinterest, create pins and share by re-pinning. Enjoy this image-based social network  - it's so much fun and rather addictive! To register, click here.

Get LinkedIn

Wednesday, May 16 | Albion Bolton Branch | 6:30 - 8 pm

Heard about LinkedIn but don't know where to start? This professional social network is an essential tool for job seekers and professionals of all kinds. Join us and learn how to set up an account and start networking. Learn the basics of how to create a profile, make connections and post updates. Discover how to leverage your contacts to advance your career. Basic internet skill is required. To register, click here.

 

Tech Savvy Teens

Tech Savvy Teens are at the Albion Bolton Branch starting in 2017! Teens will be on hand on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 - 7 pm and on Saturdays from 1 - 3 pm to assist you with all your tech needs. From downloading eBooks to your eReader, to setting up an email account, to printing double-sided and more! No appointment necessary. No tech issue is too big or too small - our Tech Savvy Teens are here to help.

 

Good news! Tech Savvy Teens will be continuing this spring!

Teens will be at the AB Branch to gladly assist all patrons with all their tech needs. Please drop by during any of our scheduled Tech Savvy Teen times, no appointment necessary.

Tuesdays |  5 - 7 pm         Thursdays | 5 - 7 pm          Saturdays | 12  - 2 pm

March 4, 7, 9, 11, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30

April 1, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27, 29

May 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13,16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27 

 

Library Living

In partnership with Brampton Caledon Community Living, this monthly program is designed specifically for adults with developmental/intellectual disabilities.

For more information about this program, please visit the Library Living page on our website.

 

Adult Book Clubs         

Caledon Public Library Book Clubs offer book lovers the opportunity to meet and discuss books and authors with others. Book clubs provide the perfect venue to share perspectives and understanding on a variety of subjects.  With 11 adult book clubs and 3 youth book clubs meeting monthly at different branches and locations there is sure to be a club that meets your needs. Membership is free and everyone is welcome.      

 

Writers' Ink

Writers Ink

If you're an aspiring writer or are a novelist or poet at heart, the writing group, Writers' Ink, is the group for you.  If you've always wanted to write but didn't necessarily know how to get started, or even finish, Writers' Ink will help develop the skills and confidence you will need to pursue your writing dreams!  Writers' Ink also has a blog where members are encouraged to share their work.  For more details, contact Mary Maw, Manager of Communications & Community Development of Caledon Public Library @ 905-857-1400 ext. 228

Albion Bolton Evening Chapter                   1st and 3rd Mondays @ 7 pm

Alton Chapter                                              1st Wednesday @ 6:30 pm

Margaret Dunn Valleywood Chapter            2nd Tuesday @ 7 pm

 

KNIT&KNATTER

Caledon Public Library's KNIT&KNATTER has three flocks which meet regularly at three branches. This is an adult program dedicated to providing space for fellow needlers to come together to...well, knit and knatter. Drop by for 30 minutes or stay longer. Please be advised that you will have to leave when the library closes at 8:30 pm.....even if you don't want to! 

KNIT&KNATTER Bolton Flock meets Wednesdays in front of the large windows on the second floor at the Albion Bolton Branch. Everyone welcome!  Wednesdays | 6:00 - 8:30 pm

KNIT&KNATTER Alton Flock meets Wednesdays at the Alton Branch.  Beginners: bring knitting needles (suggested size 5 or 6) plus yarn for simple beginner projects.  Experienced: bring knitting project and join the knitting circle. Wednesdays | 7:00 - 8:30 pm

KNIT&KNATTER Caledon Village Flock Newcomers of all skill levels are always welcome to join in the fun.  Thursdays | 6 - 8:30 pm

KNIT&KNATTER Margaret Dunn Valleywood Flock meets at the MDV Branch. Friday | 1 - 3 pm

 

Artful Library

Artful Library

Caledon Public Library’s Artful Library is an ongoing program which showcases art in the library all year round. We display art exhibits free of charge at all seven branches and include artists of all ages and abilities. Whether you’re in school, a professional artist or just someone who likes to dabble, we have a wall or a shelf with your name on it! No exhibit is too big or too small.  

Artful Library - Alton Group

The Artful Library - Alton Group welcomes local artists to share ideas, books, resources, various techniques and works in progress.  The group meets the first and third Saturdays of every month from 10 am - 12 pm @ the Alton Branch in the Community Room adjacent to the library.